Olivia McCann(she/her)News Reporter, Phoenix
Olivia McCann expects to graduate in spring 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. McCann, who has reported for The State Press, is working in the Phoenix News Bureau.
PHOENIX – A project called the Digital Education Connection Canopy will provide free Wi-Fi to some Phoenix schools. The technology behind it could be the blueprint for a permanent solution to the digital divide.
PHOENIX – Colleges across the country are seeing significant drops in young men on campus, though Arizona State University somehow has managed to buck the trend, registering a 5% increase in male enrollment in the 2020-21 school year.
PHOENIX – The city’s newly created Office of Accountability and Transparency will soon start business under its first director, attorney Roger Smith, who arrived Monday.
PHOENIX – A new study by Arizona State University researchers found that 1 in 5 suicide victims in Arizona were veterans. It also found that veterans are more likely to encounter barriers to physical and mental health before taking their lives.
PHOENIX – Arizona hospitals that set a Nov. 1 deadline for employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 report a compliance rate of more than 95%.
PHOENIX – As more Arizonans get vaccinated, Valleywise Health reports a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases. However, the health system’s severe nursing shortage remains and could get worse.
PHOENIX – Although COVID-19 cases remain stable at Arizona hospitals, nearly all of them are caused by the delta variant. Valleywise Health says 97% of its hospitalized COVID-19 patients are unvaccinated.